Decoding the Rabbis: A Thirteenth-Century Commentary on
the Aggadah (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980)
Jewish Preaching 1200-1800
(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980)
(See "Special Honors and Awards")
Moments of Crisis in Jewish-Christian Relations
(London and Philadelphia: SCM - Trinity Press International), 1989)
Essential Papers on Messianic Movements and Personalities
in Jewish History
(New York: NYU Press, 1992)
"Your Voice Like a Ram's Horn": Themes and
Texts in Traditional Jewish Preaching
(Cincinnati: HUC Press, 1996) (See "Special Honors and Awards")
Witness from the Pulpit: Topical Sermons 1933-1980, by
Harold I. Saperstein (editor)
Exile in Amsterdam: Saul Levi Morteira's Sermons to a
Congregation of "New Jews" (Cincinnati: HUC Press, 2005)
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Aggadah," Revue des Etudes Juives 138 (1979): 17-45.
"The Earliest Commentary on the Midrash Rabbah,"
in Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature, ed. Isadore Twersky
(Cambridge, 1979), pp. 283-306.
"The Simpleton's Prayer: Transformations of a Motif in
Hebrew Literature," Judaism 29 (1980): 295-304.
"Inscribed for Life or Death?" Journal of
Reform Judaism 28:3 (1981): 18-26.
"Halevi's West Wind," Prooftexts 1 (1981):
"Merchants, Martyrs and Rabbis: Jewish Communal
Conflict as Reflected in the Responsa on the Boycott of Ancona, 1556," Jewish
Social Studies 43 (1981): 215-28.
"Yedaiah Bedersi's Commentary on the Midrashim,"
in Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division C(Jerusalem,
1982), pp. 59-65.
"The Sermon as Art Form: Structure in Morteira's Giv'at
Sha'ul," Prooftexts 3 (1982): 243-61.
Forward to Joshua Trachtenberg's The Devil and the Jews
(Philadelphia, 1983), pp. vii-xii.
"Selected Passages from Yedaiah Bedersi's Commentary on
the Midrashim," in Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature, vol.2
(Cambridge, 1984), pp. 424-40.
"Research on Jewish Sermons: Problems and
Rewards," Center for the Study of World Religions Bulletin (Spring, 1985): pp.
"Understanding Maimonides,"Keeping Posted
(Fall, 1985): pp. 10-15.
"'Your Voice Like a Shofar': Conceptions of Jewish
Preaching," Conservative Judaism 38 (Fall, 1985): 83-90.
"Christians and Jews: Some Positive Images," in Christians
Among Jews and Gentiles, ed. George Nickelsburg (Philadelphia, 1986), pp. 236-46 (=Harvard
Theological Review 79 ).
"The Land of Israel in Pre-Modern Jewish Thought: A
History of Two Rabbinic Statements," in The Land of Israel, ed. Lawrence
Hoffman (South Bend, IN, 1986), pp. 188-209.
"Stories in Jewish Sermons (The 15th-16th
Centuries)," Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division C
(Jerusalem, 1986), pp. 101-108.
"The Conflict over the Rashba's Herem on Philosophical
Study: A Political Perspective," Jewish History 1:2 (1986): 27-38.
"Sermon," in Contemporary Jewish Religious
Thought, ed. Arthur Cohen and Paul Mendes-Flohr (New York, 1987), pp. 867-72.
"Preaching for Pesach," Journal of Reform
Judaism 34:2 (Spring, 1987): 25-36.
Articles on "Adret, Shelomoh ben Avraham"
"Asher ben Yehiel," "Ibn Ezra, Avraham," in Encyclopedia of
Religion (New York, 1987), vols. 1 and 6.
"Maimonidean Controversy," in Dictionary of the
Middle Ages (1987), 8: 48-49.
"In Praise of an Anti-Jewish Empress: Ezekiel Landau's
Eulogy for Maria Theresa," Shofar 6 (1987): 20-25.
"Israel and the Reform Rabbinate," in Tanu
Rabbanan: Essays in Commemoration of the Centennial of the Central Conference of American
Rabbis, ed. Joseph Glaser (New York, 105-31).
"An Unknown Sermon on the Akedah from the Generation of
the Expulsion and its Implications for 1391," in Exile and Diaspora, ed.
Aharon Mirsky, et al. (Jerusalem, 1991), pp. 103-24.
"Saul Levi Morteira's Eulogy for Menasseh Ben
Israel," in A Traditional Quest: Essays in Honour of Louis Jacobs, ed. Dan
Cohn-Sherbock (Sheffield, 1991): 133-53.
"Saul Levi Morteira's Treatise on the Immortality of
the Soul," Studia Rosenthaliana 25 (1991): 131-48.
"Italian Jewish Preaching: An Overview," in Preachers
of the Italian Ghetto, ed. David Ruderman (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1992), pp. 22-40;
reprinted in Essential Papers on Jewish Culture in Renaissance and Baroque Italy,
ed. David Ruderman (New York, 1992), pp. 85-104.
"Christians and Jews in the Sermons of Jacob
Anatoli," in The Frank Talmage Memorial Volume II (1992): 225-42.
"War and Patriotism in Sermons to Central European
Jews: 1756-1815," Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 18 (1993): 3-14.
"Jewish-Christian Relations in the Middle Ages:
Misconceptions, Realities, Enigmas," CCAR Journal (Fall, 1993): 51-60.
"Jewish Typological Exegesis After Nahmanides,"Jewish
Studies Quarterly 2 (1993): 1-13.
"Jewish Images of Jesus Through the Ages," in Proceedings
of the Center for Jewish - Christian Learning 10 (1995): 23-29.
"Homiletics," in The Oxford Dictionary of the
Jewish Religion (Oxford, 1996).
"The Preaching of Repentance and the Reforms in Toledo
of 1281," in Beverly Kienzle et al., editors, Models of Holiness in Medieval
Preaching (Louvain-la-Neuve: F.I.D.E.M., 1996), pp. 155-72.
"The Cultural and Social Context: 13th-15th
Centuries," in Daniel Frank and Oliver Leaman, editors, History of Jewish
Philosophy (London: 1996), pp. 294-330.
"Chief Rabbi Ezekiel Landau responds to the Austrian
emperor's Edict of Toleration (Toleranzpatent)," in Yale Companion to
Jewish Writing and Thought in German Culture 1096-1996, edited by Sander Gilman and
Jack Zipes (New Haven: 1997), pp. 84-87.
"A Medieval and A Modern Pope," Washington Post,
April 1, 1998.
"Homiletics," in The Oxford Dictionary of the
Jewish Religion, edited by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky and Geoffrey Wigoder (New York and
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 334-35.
"History as Homiletics: The Use of Historical Memory in
the Sermons of Saul Levi Morteira," in Jewish History and Jewish Memory: Essays in
Honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, edited by Elisheva Carlebach, John M. Efron, and
David Myers (Hanover, NH: Brandeis University Press, 1998), pp. 113-133.
"The Manuscript/s of Morteira's Sermons," in Studies
in Jewish Manuscripts, edited by Joseph Dan and Klaus Herrmann" (Mohr Siebeck,
1999), pp. 171-98.
"A Byzantine Manuscript of Sermons: Description and
Selections about Prayer and the Synagogue," with Ephraim Kanarfogel, Pe'amim
78 (1999): 164-84 (Hebrew).
"The Medieval Jewish Sermon," in The Sermon,
edited by Beverly Mayne Kienzle, Typologie des sources du moyen age occidental,
81-83 (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2000), pp. 175-201.
Articles on "Homiletics" and "Israel, Land
of: In Jewish Thought," in Reader's Guide to Judaism (Fitzroy Dearborn
Publishers, 2000), pp. 267-68, 300-1.
"The Sermon as Oral Performance," in Yaakov Elman
and Israel Gershoni, editors, Transmitting Jewish Traditions: Orality, Textuality, and
Cultural Diffusion (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000), pp. 248-78.
"Five Sermons No One Slept Through," Reform
Judaism 29 (Fall 2000): 33-37.
"The Rhetoric and Substance of Rebuke: Social and
Religious Criticism in the Sermons of Hakham Saul Levi Morteira," Studia
Rosenthaliana 34 (2000): 131-152.
"Exile in Amsterdam: The Evidence in the Sermons of
Saul Levi Morteira," in Me'ah She'arim: Studies in medieval Jewish Spiritual Life
in Memory of Isadore Twersky (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2001),
"Christian Doctrine and the 'Final Solution': The State
of the Question," in Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of
Genocide, edited by John K. Roth, 3 volumes (Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Publishers,
2001), pp. 814-41.
"Christianity, Christians and 'New Christians' in the
Sermons of Saul Levi Morteira," Hebrew Union College Annual, 70-71
Issues in Jewish Liturgy, in Jews and Christians
in Conversation: Crossing Cultures and Generations, ed. by E. Kessler, J.
Pawlikowski, and J. Banki (Cambridge: Orchard Academic, 2002), pp.199-208.
Christian Doctrine and the Death Camps: The
Ambiguities of Influence, in Catholic International, 13:2 (May 2002):
The Church, Jews and Judaism, pp. 27-34.
"Jews and Christians: Intolerance and Creative
Competition in the Middle Ages, in Ecumenism/Oecuménism, No. 146, June 2002,
pp. 5-12 (published in English and French
Chains and The Good Things of Separad: Aspects of Jewish Exile
with Nancy E. Berg in Association for Jewish Studies Review, 26:2 (2002): 301-26
The Method of Doubts: Problematizing the Bible in
Late Medieval Jewish Exegesis, in With
Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,
ed. by Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry D. Walfish, and Joseph W, Goering (Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2003), pp. 133-56.
Sermons in Medieval and Early Modern Judaism, in
The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Volume 4, Supplement 1, edited by Jacob Neusner, Alan
J. Avery-Peck, and William Scott Green (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2003), pp. 1887-1904.
"Sermons in Modern Judaism," in The
Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Volume 5, Supplement 2, edited by Jacob Neusner, Alan J.
Avery-Peck, and William Scott Green (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2004), pp. 2265-2283.
"Religious Intolerance and Tolerance inthe Middle Ages,"Themes in Jewish-Christian
Relations,ed. Edward Kessler and Melanie J. Write (Cambridge, UKL Orchard Academic, 2005), pp.69-88.
"The Diaspora and the Holy Land: Two Manuscript Sermons by Saul Levi Morteira of
Amsterdam,"Be'erot Yitzak: Studies in Memory of Isadore Twersky, ed. Jay Harris (Cambridge: Harvard
University Press, 2005), pp.61*-78*.
"Ein Li Eseq ba-Nistarot [I do not delve into esoteric doctrine]: Saul Levi Morteira's
Sermons on Parashat Bereshit," in Creation and Re-Creation in Jewish Thought" Festschrift in Honor of Joseph Daned.Rachel
Ilior and Peter Schafer (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005), pp.209-47.
"British Jewish Preachers in Time of War (1800-1918)"Journal of Modern Jewish
Studies 4:3 (Oxford,UK 2005), pp.255-71.
"Current Israeli Scholarship on Medieval Hebrew
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"Recent Publications in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue:
A Review Essay,"Modern Judaism 2 (1982): 311-23.
Israel:The Partitioned State, by Amos Perlmutter; The
Tragedy of Zionism, by Bernard Avishai; Jerusalem, by Frank Peters; in America
154:13 (April 5, 1986): 282-84.
Shir HaMa'alot l'David and Ktav Hitnazzelut L'Darshanim,
by David Darshan, transl. and ed. by Hayim Perelmuter; A Guide for Preachers on
Composing and Delivering Sermons: The Or ha-Darshanim of Jacob Zahalon, by Henry
Sosland; Journal of Reform Judaism 34:3 (Summer, 1987): 86-89.
"Books on the Holocaust: A Review Essay," America
157:15 (November 21, 1987): 385-89.
"Medieval Christians and Jews: A Review Essay," Shofar
9 (1990): 1-10.
"Jewish Preachers and Their Literary Remains: A Review
Essay," The Jewish Quarterly Review 87 (1996): 147-55.
"A 'Ritual Dance of Destruction'?": review of The
Jewish Messiahs, by Harris Lenowitz, The Jewish Quarterly Review 90 (1999):
The World of a Renaissance Jew: The Life and Thought of
Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol, by David Ruderman, Journal of Reform Judaism 29:4
Jewish Legends of the Second Commonwealth, by Judah
Nadich, Journal of the American Academy of Religion (1984): 608.
Messianism, Mysticism and Magic: A Sociopolitical
Analysis of Jewish Religious Movements, by Steven Sharot, AJS Review 9
Openness and Insularity: Late Sixteenth Century Jewish
Literature in Poland and Ashkenaz(Hebrew), by Jacob Elbaum, Prooftexts 11:3
The Jewish Sermon in Fourteenth-Century Spain, by
Carmi Horowitz, AJS Review 16 (1991): 226-28.
Children With a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe, by
Deborah Dwork, Journal of Interdisciplinary History (1992): 180-82.
Biblical Poetry Through Medieval Eyes, by Adele
Berlin, Journal of the American Oriental Society 113 (1993): 290-92.
Jewish Education and Society in the Middle High Ages,
by Ephraim Kanarfogel, AJS Review 18 (1993): 308-11.
Between Worlds: The Life and Thought of Rabbi David ben
Judah Messer Leon, by Hava Tirosh-Rothschild, Judaism 43 (1994): 110-12.
Barcelona and Beyond: The Disputation of 1263 and Its
Aftermath, by Robert Chazan, The Journal of Religion, 74 (1994): 121-23.
Economic Origins of Antisemitism: Poland and its Jews in
the Early Modern Period, by Hillel Levine, Cincinnati Judaica Review 4 (1994):
Esther in Medieval Garb: Jewish Interpretation of the
Book of Esther in the Middle Ages, by Barry Walfish, Speculum 70 (1995):
The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman
Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto, by Nehemiah Polen, Modern Judaism 16
The Jewish Alchemists, by Raphael Patai, The
American Historical Review 100 (1995): 1524.
The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain,
by B. Netanyahu, The Jewish Book Review , Fall, 1995, pp. 2-3.
On Original Sin and A Disputation With the Jew, Leo,
by Odo of Tournai, Medieval Encounters 2 (1996).
Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation: Conversos and Community
in Early Modern Amsterdam, by Miraim Bodian. AJS Review 24:2 (1999), pp.
Antisemitic Hate Signs in Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
from Medieval Germany, by Ruth Mellinkoff, Moment Magazine, April 2000, p. 90.
"An Indictment: Half Right": review of The
Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism, by
David Kertzer, Commonweal, Sept. 28, 2001, pp. 19-21.